Emmeline Coerkamp is a criminal litigation lawyer with experience of a range of white collar crime matters. She has expertise in defending complex criminal fraud prosecutions, particularly matters brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), as well as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). She also has experience of confiscation proceedings.
Operation Amazon: Carbon credit scheme, brought by HMRC, with alleged intended losses of £107 million in sideways tax loss relief, including complex multi-jurisdictional company structures.
£2.2 million film investment scheme fraud, brought by HMRC in a series of trials.
Weavering: The UK’s largest hedge fund fraud, US$640 million, brought by the SFO. Complex trading strategies of interest rate swaps, with charges of fraud by abuse of position, fraudulent trading, false accounting and forgery
Operation Steamroller: US$108 million boiler room fraud, the largest ever pursued by a UK authority, brought by the SFO; Confiscation order of almost £8 million under POCA 2002
£1 million alleged income tax evasion case brought by HMRC
Confiscation order in excess of £1 million under POCA 2002
Operation Holbein: Pharmaceutical case of alleged price fixing brought by the SFO, which resulted in the quashing of the indictment against all defendant companies and executives
IKEA supplier case brought by the SFO alleging £15 million corruption payments between suppliers and staff
Emmeline graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2002 and completed her LPC at the College of Law in Guildford. She joined Byrne and Partners LLP in 2010, having trained at Irwin Mitchell LLP. She is the former Chair of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and Women in Criminal Law. Since 2010 Emmeline has been a mentor to individuals at the University of Law studying the GDL, LPC and BVC.